Bastei, Germany

The Bastei is a rock formation rising 194 metres above the Elbe River in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains of Germany. Reaching a height of 305 metres above sea level, the jagged rocks of the Bastei were formed by water erosion over one million years ago.

Whilst many of the destinations on this list offer seaside sunsets, this one is for those who prefer to see the sun setting over the mountains. The Saxon Switzerland National Park (on the German side of the border) will offer hikers, bikers and those who love the great outdoors the perfect sunset in nature.

Specifically, the famed Bastei Bridge, located in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains is one of the most famous landmarks. Seeing the sunset behind the bridge, or even from the bridge itself among the surrounding grandeur, is truly unforgettable.